Common Ingredient in Commercial Breads Comes From Human Hair Harvested in China

Common Ingredient  in Commercial Breads Comes From Human Hair Harvested in China

Common Ingredient

In Commercial Breads

Comes From Human Hair

Harvested in China

Nathan Batalion, Global Health Activist, Healingtalks Editor


(Healingtalks) If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine.

This is a non-essential amino acid added to flour and baked goods as a dough conditioner and to speed industrial processing of breads. It’s not added in home use but rather for making of commercial breads, pizza dough, bread rolls, pastries, and the like.

How L-cysteine Is Made

L-cysteine is usually either synthesized in laboratories or extracted from a natural protein source: human hair. The hair is dissolved in acid and L-cysteine is isolated chemically, then packaged and shipped off to commercial bread producers.

Other Source of L-cysteine

L-cysteine can also be made from chicken feathers, duck feathers, cow horns and petroleum byproducts. But most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China.

While the thought of eating dissolved hair might make some people uneasy, most Western consumers have no principled objections. though some do.

Religious Objections

For Jews and Muslims, the hair-derived L-cysteine poses significant problems. Muslims are forbidden from eating anything derived from a human body, and many rabbis forbid hair consumption for similar reasons. Even rabbis who permit the consumption of hair would forbid it if it came from corpses — and since much L-cysteine comes from China, where sourcing and manufacturing practices are notoriously questionable, this is a real concern. In one case, a rabbi forbade the consumption of L-cysteine because the hair had been harvested during a ritual at a temple in India.

Source: 25 Amazing Facts About Food, authored by Mike Adams and David Guiterrez. This report reveals where your food comes from and what’s truly in it! Full  report here with 24 more surprising facts about foods, beverages and food ingredients.

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  1. looks like we dont have any clue about what they want us to eat. they press to much shit in the food and still call it food

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